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The rights and needs of the fairer sex being overlooked by a male dominated society is not something that is unheard of. Access to education, health services and sanitation are given a cold shoulder when it concerns women.

Of particular import is the menstrual hygiene of adolescent girls. The plight of pubescent girls in a male dominated school setting and society on the whole is...

Water is probably the worst medium to treat or transport human refuse. And that is exactly what we use when we flush our poo and pee with buckets full of water. Water only increases the size of the problem - bowl sized refuse gets converted into bucket sizes – and offers absolutely no help to treat the waste. Micro organisms, however, have the capacity to treat faecal matter in a more...

2008 saw the coming together of various missions that coordinated and monitored sanitation projects in Kerala’s rural and urban areas. The Suchitwa Mission was conceived to aid and advice local self government institutions in matters relating to sanitation and also to monitor the implementation and progress of the Total Sanitation Campaign in the state.

As part of its school...
Khammam district, well known for its collieries and scenic spots, has something interesting to offer on the sanitation front as well. Two mandals, Sathupalli and Dammapeta, were declared as 100% open defecation free within a short span after the launch of the Total Sanitation Campaign in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh. 
 
Dammapeta was the first to achieve the feat. Inspired...
Sanitation has been a national concern for over three decades now. Ambitious government programmes and consistent awareness campaigns have made the issue of sanitation more prominent today than before; receiving heightened vocal support, both from politicians as well as the public.
 
The Union Government launched the Total Sanitation campaign in the last decade of the...

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